BLOG: While social protection coverage has increased in many parts of the world, it is evident that many countries, both developed and developing, struggle to meet the basic social protection needs of their populations. Today, just...

Around 60 lakh informal sector workers and small traders are covered under the pension schemes launched in 2019, President Ram Nath Kovind said on Friday. Last year, the government launched Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maan-dhan (PM-...

A multi-million cedi project aimed at economically empowering the vulnerable and poorest people in four districts in the Bono East Region has been launched at Yeji in the Pru East District. Known as "Promoting Access of Indigenous...

For the first time, Karnataka will tap directly into the Aadhaar database to identify old age pensioners. This way, authorities will select eligible senior citizens and transfer the pension amount directly to their bank accounts. ...

BLOG: A Dartmouth-led study finds that two common economic interventions in Afghanistan designed to improve economic livelihoods and win the "hearts of minds" of civilians was ineffective in reducing support for the Taliban in the...

Nine out of 10 Kenyans are living in poverty and in need of State welfare assistance, a new report shows. The report by the World Food Programme (WFP) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) says the amount of money the...

The Federal Government on Tuesday disclosed that about 6 million Nigerians from 1.82 million households have benefitted from the Federal Government Cash Transfer Programme since it commenced. The National Coordinator National Cash...

BLOG: Social protection programmes implemented in Nepal include child grants; cash transfers for senior citizens, people with disabilities, endangered ethnic communities and single women; support to the Karnali Employment Programme...

BLOG: Amid a consumption slump, several economists have called on the government to “put money into people's hands". Some have even suggested the government to do that literally: through unconditional, regular payments to...

With the real estate sector going through difficult times, expectations run high on the Budget doling out more sops to revive the sector, particularly for Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY), the affordable housing scheme. One of the...

INTERVIEW: In Oakland, California, a collective of homeless mothers known as Moms 4 Housing recently occupied an abandoned property — highlighting a housing problem that's growing across the nation. According to the U.S. census...

INTERVIEW: Macron made grave errors with his pension reform. Can he save his image as a reformer? An interview with Martial Foucault.